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Re: Patents and Linux



On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 08:54, WipeOut wrote:

> <rant>
> This is one area where IBM, Novell, HP, Redhat and many of the other big 
> players in the Linux and Open Source world seem to have been very quiet!!

Obviously you missed the 'patent promise' link on the bottom of _every_
redhat.com webpage then?  To spare you the effort, here's the link..
http://www.redhat.com/legal/patent_policy.html

> Obviously they would all be happy if the patents came in because they 
> would stand to gain finacially from it as they have the money to also go 
> on a patent spree..

It's amazing how those without the facts feel compelled to invent
some of their own rather than spend five minutes researching the issue.

	Dave



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